City of Portsmouth College

In August 2021, Portsmouth College and Highbury College merged to form Portsmouth's Super College

In August 2021, Highbury College and Portsmouth College merged to form City of Portsmouth College. The new organisation is a general further education college based in Portsmouth. It provides vocational and academic education and training, from first-step courses to university level foundation degrees, specialised services for business and education in the community. Courses include A Levels, voca

Operating as usual


Our spacious sports hall is available for hire during the holidays from 9am-3pm on weekdays. Whether it's a friendly game with friends, a fitness class, or a sports club, our hall is ready to accommodate your needs.

Book now:
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Photos from City of Portsmouth College's post 15/03/2024

Our talented students took part in the COPC Hair & Beauty show yesterday by demonstrating incredible and creative makeup looks and hairstyles!

A big congratulations to the winners and well done to everyone who took part!

Interested in a hair & beauty course? Find out more on our website:

Photos from City of Portsmouth College's post 14/03/2024

Last week, our fabulous careers team lead careers week by sharing mythbusing facts, offering advice on growing career sectors, and hosting some insightful and fun careers fairs across all of our campuses!

Want to learn more about the career opportunities available to you? Get in touch at [email protected]


Our amazing Health and Social Care students have recently taken part in a fundraising walk to raise money for Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs. Combined the students have walked 25,000 steps to raise funds for this amazing charity!

There's still time to spread the word or donate, find out more here:

Photos from City of Portsmouth College's post 12/03/2024

Have you seen our latest showcase video yet? ๐ŸŽฅ

Featuring our very own talented performing arts students and a variety of campus locations, you can watch it on our YouTube now:

In the meantime, check out these shots from the Animal Care scene!


Our spacious sports hall is available for hire during the holidays from 9am to 3pm on weekdays. Whether it's a friendly game with friends, a fitness class, or a sports club, our facility is here and ready to accommodate your needs.

Book now by contacting the sports centre:
โ˜Ž๏ธ 02392328690
โœ‰๏ธ [email protected]

Photos from City of Portsmouth College's post 08/03/2024

Happy international womenโ€™s day! Today we celebrate the strength, resilience, and achievements of women across the world ๐Ÿ’ช

Here at the College, we have dressed up in purple to show our support, as well as displayed some of the brilliant artwork made for today by our Foundation Pathways Level 1 Art students - a big shout out to Kieran Elmer (pictured in slide 2), Christopher Bravo, Rachel Erwich, and Elizabete Filina ๐ŸŽจ

Students and staff have also been shouting out the women who inspired them by adding named hearts to our display and replying to our social media stories ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Peter Symonds Sixth Form College's post 08/03/2024

In the celebration of , we wanted to share a photo from earlier this week - when guest speakers from the University of Portsmouthโ€™s Engineering faculty and Sita Aero presented to our students on what itโ€™s like to work in STEM and support UoPโ€™s girls into Engineering scheme.


On Friday, we visited SUGOI CAMPERS in Fareham to see the new and improved TECH:TRUCK.

With exciting new features from robots who answer any question to games of operation, the reveal left everyone excited for the future of tech in Hampshire!

Read more in our latest news story:


Today marks the start of !๐Ÿฅณ

This week we want to highlight growing sectors and those in demand careers, whilst breaking down some common myths within these sectors. Each day of the week will focus on a specific sector, so keep an eye on our socials & website over the next few days!

Find out more:


With the upcoming general elections, this is focussing on the importance of political awareness.

Did you know that you can register to vote in the UK from the age of 16? It's completely free and only takes about 5 minutes! By registering to vote, you are getting ahead of the game and challenging the stereotype that young people aren't engaging in politics.

Voting is your chance to have a say in the future of this Country by deciding who makes decisions on the issues you care about. To learn more about voting and how you can register to vote, visit GOV.UK here:


Did you attend our Open Event yesterday?

If so, you could be in for the chance to win a ยฃ25 gift voucher!

Simply fill out this short survey to enter:

The winner will be chosen at 12pm on Thursday 7th March 2024.

Photos from City of Portsmouth College's post 29/02/2024

We want to shout a massive THANK YOU to everyone who made last nights fantastic Open Event possible!

The night was a huge success, with prospective students visiting from all aross the county to see first-hand just how many options we have to offer.

If you were able to attend, we hope you had a brilliant time and got all of the answers you were searching for.

To our wonderful staff and amazing student helpers, we couldn't have done this without you!

A special shout out to our CCF students for helping direct people to parking spaces at our Sixth Form Campus, and to our Foundation Prospects students who took the time to pre-pack all of our goodie bags!

Keep an eye out on our social media and website for more photos, updates, and events.


We wanted to use this week of celebration for to take a moment to thank our team of dedicated, friendly, and hard working COPC staff!

Without them, COPC wouldn't be where it is today ๐Ÿ’™

Do you have a lecturer or member of staff you want to thank? let us know in the comments below ๐Ÿ‘‡


Today's the day!๐Ÿฅณ

Our Open Event starts at 4.30pm, and involves Tesla test drives, visits from major stakeholders, T Level talks by Assistant Principal, and a street food bonanza at our Highbury Campus!

We'd love to see you there, there's still time to register online today:

Photos from City of Portsmouth College's post 27/02/2024

North Harbour Campus Refreshers 2024๐ŸŽ‰

Students were treated today to a refreshers fair filled with fun games, delicious treats, and a chance to chat to our fabulous enrichment team!


Thinking about heading to university?๐ŸŽ“

City of Portsmouth College has a fantastic team ready to assist you in making informed decisions about your future. From course options to application tips, we've got the expertise to help you reach your academic goals!

Get in touch at [email protected] to find out more.


ONE WEEK to go until National Careers Week! Are you ready?

Stay tuned to learn all about the career opportunities that are available to you - starting on the 4th March!


Today marks the start of !๐ŸŽ‰

Colleges Week takes place from Monday 26 February to Friday 1 March and focuses on influencing, engaging and celebrating all of the hard work that goes into further education in this country.

Colleges all around the UK are continuously playing a big role in furthering an inclusive, tolerant, welcoming, strong society and a growing and productive economy.

Keep an eye on our social media throughout the week to learn more.


Start your journey in Gas Engineering with our Level 3 Apprenticeship!

Perfect for individuals stepping into the realm of gas engineering, acquire skills in the secure installation, commissioning, and maintenance of gas appliances for both domestic and non-domestic environments.

Don't miss the opportunityโ€”submit your application for an April start:


This is not a drill, there are just 3 days to go until our February Open Event!๐Ÿคฏ

Sign up to ensure you don't miss some incredible opportunities, including tasting amazing street food prepared by our talented students, meeting teachers and current students to get a feel of college life, and the chance to test drive a Tesla! Don't miss this incredible event:


Ever thought about hiring an apprentice?

Apprenticeships are a great way to help your business grow. You can hire new talent who bring a fresh perspective or upskill your current team.

At City of Portsmouth College, we have been working with businesses to run highly successful apprenticeship programs since 1963.

We offer:

๐Ÿ’ป Business and training needs analysis
๐Ÿ“ Programme design and assessment
๐Ÿ’ท Financial guidance
๐Ÿ‘ค Recruitment

Find out more here:


Lee McCarthy, Assistant Principal, will be giving two talks on T Levels this February Open Event at our Highbury Campus. Learn all about this new way of learning and see if this blended course type is perfect for you.

Simply head to the performance theatre at 5pm or 6pm to hear for yourselves why T Levels deliver the best of both worlds!

We look forward to seeing you there.


our Eden Salon provides free barbering and shaving services every Thursday?

If you are interested in getting booked in, simply call 02392328965 or email [email protected]


Passionate about inspiring the next generation? We want YOU to join our team!

Weโ€™re for a Trainer Assessor in Electrical. Join us in making a positive impact on students' lives and enjoy our amazing benefits package - including great pension schemes, generous holidays, flexible working, exclusive staff offers, discounted travel, continuous development opportunities, and access to onsite canteens, gyms and nursery facilities.

Whether you're already a qualified lecturer or working in industry and thinking about making the move to education, we'd love to hear from you!

Find out more and apply below ๐Ÿ‘‡


Are you aged 19+ and do not already hold a GCSE grade 4/C or equivalent in maths?

Would you like to feel more confident with helping your child with their maths homework?

In collaboration with HM Government, we have launched a free maths skills course for parents wanting to improve their numeracy skills.

If you are interested in applying or want to learn more, please get in touch with [email protected].


Are you an adult looking to complete a Maths or English course this year?

Apply online and come to our Enrolment drop in event on the 21st March at Highbury campus to secure your place.

If you can't make it that day, no need to worry! We will be holding even more enrolment events in the future, so keep your eyes peeled ๐Ÿ‘€.

Find out more here:


Are you passionate about healthcare and ready to take your career to the next level? ๐Ÿฉบ

Our Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship can launch you into the world of pharmaceutical expertise!

๐Ÿ”น Gain hands-on experience working in an actual pharmacy environment.

๐Ÿ”น Learn from seasoned professionals and expand your knowledge of medications and patient care.

๐Ÿ”น Develop essential skills in prescription processing, compounding, and medication management.

๐Ÿ”น Earn while you learn

Apply now and pave your way towards becoming a certified Pharmacy Technician ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ

Find out more here:

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm
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